A week after his brother Kashif Jameel was shot at by unidentified assailants, suspended BRD Medical College paediatrician Dr Kafeel Khan Sunday accused BJP MP from Bansgaon, Kamlesh Paswan, of having a role behind the June 10 attack, news agency ANI reported.
Addressing the media, Dr Khan alleged that Paswan and Satish Nangalia, owner of Baldev plaza, hired shooters to attack his brother. “Paswan has no personal enmity with my brother. My uncle has a piece of land which Kamlesh and Satish encroached upon in February. FIR was lodged and they had sought stay order by the High Court on arrests,” said Dr Khan.
BJP MP Kamlesh Paswan&Satish Nangalia, owner of Baldev plaza, hired shooters for this. Paswan has no personal enmity with my brother. My uncle has piece of land which Kamlesh&Satish encroached upon in Feb. FIR was lodged&they had sought stay order by HC on arrests: Dr Kafeel Khan pic.twitter.com/OWz0pEYXoI
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 17, 2018
It was very evident that UP Police was acting on someone’s instructions. Their intention was clear: Dr Kafeel Khan on his brother shot at on June 10 pic.twitter.com/pya7CokmkB
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 17, 2018
Dr Khan lamented that no action has been taken by the UP police despite promising to catch the culprits within 48 hours. He said that it was evident that the UP police were acting on someone’s instructions and their intention was clear. “We demand a CBI investigation or that a High Court judge investigate this case. We don’t want this to be investigated by UP Police,” said Dr Khan.
However, Paswan denied the allegation levelled against him by Dr Khan. Speaking to reporters in Gorakhpur, Paswan said that Dr Khan is trying to hog the limelight after getting a letter from Rahul Gandhi in his support. He also denied the allegation that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was present in his math which is 500m away from the site where Dr Khan’s brother was shot.
“He has also said Yogiji and I are not on good terms. This is absolutely absurd. He himself had gone to the hospital after getting injured but had not taken my name before the police then. After five days, he is taking my name, which is ridiculous,” Paswan said, adding that he was ready for any probe, “by the CBI or any other agency”.
Alleging that Kashif and his brothers are accused in over a dozen cases of land-grabbing, Paswan said, “In the past, Kashif had himself shot at his leg and tried to frame a 55-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman in a case. He is in the land business and is an accused in many cases. He had fraudulently taken a huge loan from the Punjab National Bank in the name of two persons — Shadab and Yusuf — and did not repay it. The bank has served a notice,” Paswan said.
The Bansgaon MP also wondered how could Dr Khan address a press meet in Lucknow “suited, booted”, when his brother was undergoing treatment.
Khan’s brother Kashif Jameel was shot three times by two masked men on a motorcycle when he was returning home in Gorakhpur on June 10. Jameel, who is a property dealer, has two criminal cases pending against him, including that of forgery. The police had suspected the attack was a fallout of property dispute. However, Khan believed it had more to do with the ‘false cases’ filed against him. Dr Khan had released a statement hours after his brother was attacked, alleging “I always said they would try to kill us”.
Dr Khan was the nodal officer of the 100-bed AES ward at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur. He was one of the nine accused in the case involving the death of 63 children, including infants, in August 2017 within four days due to disruption in the supply of oxygen. He was arrested in September 2017 but was granted bail by the Allahabad High Court in April this year.
With inputs from PTI